Other than the three Awards and Presentations, the longest agenda item was 5.a. Alcohol Ordinance Revision (Brunch Bill), which had already been approved by a referendum of the voters. On implementing it, all voted aye except one.
Almost as long was 7.b. Request for letter of support by WWALS for the Troupville River Camp project. Valdosta City Manager Mark Barber described the project and the situation. In Citizens To Be Heard (CBTH), WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman thanked Council for approving the letter.
The first speaker in CTBH asked for the city to rebuild streets in the Highland subdivision. He said there had been insufficient engineering and lack of maintenance of streets, including for water flow.
Unfortunately, can’t really make out what the pair of second speakers were asking for.
Below are LAKE videos of each item, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the agenda.
- 1a. Call to Order 1b. Invocation 1c. Pledge
- 2. Awards and Presentations – Valdosta Main Street
- 2. Awards and Presentations – Mayor’s Youth Council
- 2. Awards and Presentations – Employee of the Month
- 3. Minutes Approval
- 4a. VA-2019-08 Rezone 6.7 acres from PMD to C-H 1394 N St. Augustine
- 4b. VA-2019-09 Text Amedments to LDR in several chapters
- 5a. Alcohol Ordinance Revision (Brunch Bill)
- 5b. Ordinance to allow Dept of Revenue to share information
- 5c. Widening of Eager Road / Jerry Jones
- 6a. Bids – Traffic improvement at Park Ave and Forrest St
- 6b. Bids – Front End Loading Garbage Truck
- 6c. Bids – New water meters
- 7a. LMIG street selections
- 7b. Request for letter of support by WWALS
- 10. CTBH (part 1) : rebuild streets, Highland subdivision
- 10. Citizens to be Heard (part 2)
- 10. CTBH. – Gretchen Quarterman – WWALS ED
- 8. City Manager’s Report
- 9. Council Comments
- Adjourn to Executive Session Regarding Real Estate
- Return to regular session, motion to give Convention Center retention pond to VLPRA
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Roads, rezoning, sales tax, Sunday alcohol, and Troupville River Camp
Regular Session, Valdosta City Council (VCC),
Video by John S. Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, December 5, 2019.
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